Biodiesel with Your Turkey?

In a somewhat whimsical and innovative move, San Francisco is encouraging Thanksgiving feasters to recycle Thanksgiving turkey drippings by putting it into jars and taking them to local supermarkets like Costco and Whole Foods stores. These will then be collected and processed into biodiesel and methane to fuel city vehicles and create electricity.
San Francisco – a town rapidly gaining a reputation for innovation, conservation and things “green”, has been collecting and storing grease from 500 local restaurants since November 2007. A company will be selected shortly to turn this yellow “gold” into high quality biodiesel to run up to 1,600 of the city’s diesel vehicles.
According to a city spokesperson, the city will break ground in February 2009 for it’s own biodiesel production plant at a city sewage treatment plant.

The California Energy Commission is helping fund the city’s biodiesel program with a $1 million grant, along with funding from the EPA.

Just another way to cut calories and help the environment.

 

 

 

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